Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education
Target audiences include community members who are invited to attend the Evening Faculty Reading Series free of charge, and local, state, national, and international Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference attendees. The main outcomes for audience members include access to a high quality literary experience, an increased appreciation for the literary arts, and an increased access to and awareness of award-winning writers from the national literary scene. Participants will see an increase in their knowledge about and skill in creative writing and an increased awareness of Bemidji as a cultural center in Minnesota.The conference director and other administrative staff will be on hand to receive, record, and solicit anecdotal feedback regarding the conference experience. Surveys and evaluations will be administered at all sessions and feedback from participants will be sought and gathered once participants return home.
Anecdotal feedback and evaluations from participants were overwhelmingly positive. Most participants felt their writing improved through their experience at the conference. Many were impressed by the caliber of the authors presenting at the conference and had increased awareness of the work of these writers. Almost all participants agreed that this was a high quality literary experience and that would continue to attend in years to come.
Other, local or private